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Duffy trial finale set

OTTAWA—Closing arguments in the trial of Sen. Mike Duffy will be heard Feb. 22-March 4.

Judge Charles Vaillancourt said he wants to see written submissions from the Crown and the defence in advance.

He hopes that will focus their arguments and perhaps reduce the two weeks set aside for the wrap-up.

Lakes warming up fast

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.—A new report says temperatures in the world’s lakes are rising more than in the oceans or the atmosphere, which could worsen problems such as algae blooms and oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish can’t survive.

The study combined satellite and ground measurements of 235 lakes over the past 25 years.

Developer asked to dump Trump

VANCOUVER—Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is urging a developer to drop Donald Trump’s name from a downtown tower project, saying the U.S. presidential hopeful’s “hateful positions” have no place in the city.

Robertson has sent a passionate letter to the Holborn Group, which is building the 63-storey Trump International Hotel and Tower on West Georgia Street.